Meetings are held 10 months a year, on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm or on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim (click for directions), 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Once a year we meet at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library.

Meetings are subject to change so it is best to check this website for updates.

July meeting will be presented via Zoom, rather than being held in-person. Meeting will be open only to JGSCV members; Zoom link will be Emailed a few days before the meeting.

Next Meeting (via Zoom)

Sunday, July 19, 2020, 1:30-3:30 PM

"The 1950 U.S. Census for Genealogists", Joel Weintraub

The U.S. 1950 census will become public on April 1, 2022. This talk includes information on what is a census, who uses the census, census caveats, the 1940 census, how the 1950 census was taken, training of enumerators, enumerator instruction book, census sampling, 1950 schedule, 1950 Housing Schedule, census questions, post enumeration codes, 1950 undercount, and a summary of the results. Actual census documents will be shown to the group (but only Joel will handle them!). Will you be on the 1950 Census? That will be the first for Joel and the first for his colleague Steve Morse

Speaker: Joel Weintraub, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy about 20 years ago, and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration in southern California. Joel produced locational tools for the 1900 through 1940 federal censuses, and the New York State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, 1925) for the Steve Morse "One-Step" website ( He, Steve, and their volunteers, are currently working on 1950 U.S. census tools. He has published articles on the U.S. census and the 72-year rule, the name change belief at Ellis Island, finding difficult passenger records at Ellis Island, searching records (and the geography) of NYC, and a biographical revision of biologist A.L. Heermann.

[Joel Weintraub photo]

Joel Weintraub

Handout for meeting: The U.S. Census of 1950_handout

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